Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Blue Devils beat Strongsville 8-1.
The good news for the Strongsville Mustangs softball team is they will continue into the district tournament. The bad news is they lost their regular season finale to rival Brunswick 8-1 on Friday. The host Blue Devils scored most of their runs in the first inning, getting six of their first eight batters on base, capped by a bases clearing triple. The Mustangs will continue their post season run against Middleburg Heights Midpark on Tuesday, May 21 at 4:30 p.m. at Day Park in Parma. Strongsville beat Berea 2-1 on Thursday.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
From youth sports to adult leagues, and teams on their way to the playoffs to those reminiscent of the Bad News Bears, Patch wants to see athletes of all ages in action this spring!
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Strongsville and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Strongsville Patch. News about any team – from youth t-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more – it’s all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The camps feature two 2-hour sessions and comprehensive teaching; participants receive two free tickets, walk in on-field parade
Batter up, kids! The Cleveland Indians is offering a summer camp for children ages 6-14 in eight area suburbs, including Strongsville. Each camp cosists of two 2-hour sessions and will take a comprehensive approach to teaching the game of baseball. Summer Camp instructors will focus on throwing, catching, fielding, hitting and base running, according to a prepared statement. At the completion of the second day of camp, each child will receive a fair evaluation and additional advice on how to improve their game. “Indians Summer Camps provide us an opportunity to teach the fundamentals of the great game of baseball to Cleveland-area youth, and more importantly to foster an appreciation for and attachment to the game and the Tribe. We feel …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Take a look at the photos a reader added to Strongsville Patch and find out how well some local gymnasts did in a competition in Niles.
Event is set for May 18 at Wallace Lake
Kids 4 to 15 can enjoy a day of fishing fun and learn the basics of angling at the Cleveland Metroparks Fishing Derby May 18 at Wallace Lake in Berea. Anglers aged 4 to 8 will fish from 9 a.m. to noon, with 9- to 15-year-olds getting their chance from 1-4 p.m. Each session includes some basic fishing techniques and fishing derby contests. Kids can also learn how to cast and test their skills at the casting challenge area. There will be plenty of free coaching and fishing guidance from seasoned anglers, too. Prizes will be awarded in each session for the largest trout, largest other fish caught, smallest fish caught and best cast at the casting challenge. Live bait will be provided, along with free informational material. Loaner fishing …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Cleveland Metroparks to host competition in Strongsville
See how you stack up to other area riders and challenge yourself with the new Cleveland Metroparks "Mountain Bike Race Series" this June. In this off-road time trial, racers 14 and older will complete one lap on marked single track at the new Royalview Trail in Mill Stream Run Reservation. Classes will be broken into men, women, beginners, advanced and youth. The youth and beginner women's course will be around 5 miles, while the other course will be about 7 miles. The Mountain Bike Race Series is on Tuesday nights in June. They will take place from 6-9 p.m. June 4, 11 and 18. If necessary, June 25 is a rain date. Registration is from 6 - 6:25 p.m. and races start at 6:30 p.m. Racers can choose to race in one or all three races. They …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Cleveland Gay Games blogger Rob Smitherman explains why he is excited about the way things are turning around for LGBT athletes in professional sports.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Are you a runner? Do you race? Do you already run with your dog at home? Maybe it’s time to consider a dog friendly road race.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
After 15 years leading the Mustangs, the coach says goodbye.
Strongsville boys basketball coach Joe Lynch has stepped down after 15 seasons. Lynch, 69, who has been coaching for nearly 40 years, resigned last week, according to The Plain Dealer. He is ending his time at Strongsville with a 210-129 record and 533-296 overall in his coaching career. Lynch was the coach at St. Peter Chanel for 23 seasons before becoming athletic director in Strongsville in 1991, the paper reports. He became the basketball coach in 1998. His decorated career was nearly tarnished by accusations of bullying players, but was cleared after an investigation by the district. Read the full story on The Plain Dealer.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Abbey Yaugher of Holy Name High School hits four home runs in a game
A Strongsville girl who attends Holy Name High School has broken a state girls softball record for home runs in a single game, the school reports. Sophomore Abbey Yaugher belted out four home runs April 4 against Cleveland Central Catholic, recording 9 RBIs. In the same game the Lady Namers tied the state record for team homers in a single game with seven. "Abbey has been unstoppable lately. In consecutive games against Trinity, Abbey recorded a 4 for 5 outing with a double, a triple, 2 RBIs and 3 runs, followed by a game when she hit her 5th HR, driving in three more runs," the school reported on its website. Abbey has helped the Lady Namers to a 5-0 NCL White Division Record.